Letter to the editor on: Survival benefit in bariatric surgery kidney recipients may be mediated through effects on kidney graft function and improvement of co-morbidities: a case-control study
We read with interest the study by Schindel and colleague in the recent issue of Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases . The authors found that bariatric surgery was associated with a survival advantage in kidney recipients, and also report that bariatric intervention was correlated with improvements in graft function and co-morbidities.
AbstractBackgroundThe role of exercise to achieve weight reductions in patients awaiting bariatric surgery has been little studied. The aim of this study was to describe the effects of an exercise program on body composition and cardiometabolic risk factors in patients awaiting bariatric surgery.MethodsTwenty-three patients awaiting bariatric surgery were divided into two groups: (a) an exercise group (EG,n = 12) and (b) a control group (CG,n = 11). Both groups received the usual care prior to surgery, but the EG also performed a 12-week exercise program which combined endurance and resistance t...
ConclusionThis study showed a higher decrease in energy intake to be related with a higher %TBWL.
Nature Reviews Gastroenterology &Hepatology, Published online: 15 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41575-019-0187-xA new study has added valuable outcome data from adolescents 5 years after undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. By comparing outcomes from adolescents and adults, the study adds to the existing evidence base, highlighting metabolic and bariatric surgery as an increasingly valuable tool in the multidisciplinary management of adolescents with severe obesity.
ConclusionsAmong both patient groups, phentermine was more effective in achieving weight loss. Lorcaserin had dyslipidemia improvements only, among surgical patients who achieved significant weight reduction. Anti-obesity medications as part of weight management programs can result in weight loss among non-surgical and surgical patients, or halt weight regain among surgical patients.
ConclusionNAFLD patients had lower mortality and complication rates following BS. A significant postsurgical weight loss should attenuate liver inflammation and fibrosis, and therefore has the potential to stop or even reverse progression of liver disease.
ConclusionsMultivitamin patch users are more likely to have vitamin D deficiency and lower serum concentration of various vitamins and minerals. Future large studies are needed on the efficacy of multivitamin patches before they can be recommended to bariatric patient population.
Abstract PURPOSES: Aberrant eating patterns are frequently observed in bariatric patients. Since bariatric operations produce alterations in food transit and in appetite/satiety balance, postoperative eating behavior changes are not surprising. METHODS: 88 consecutive obese patients undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGBP, 50 cases) and Sleeve Gastrectomy (SG, 38 cases) were retrospectively evaluated. Beside anthropometric data measurement, eating behavior was assessed by direct interview prior to the operation and at the first and second postoperative years: patients were considered as eating disordered (...
Morbid obesity is an important risk factor for arthroplasty and also closely associated with worse postoperative outcomes. Bariatric surgery is effective in losing weight and decreasing comorbidities associated with obesity. However, no study had demonstrated the influence of bariatric surgery on the outcome of arthroplasty in a large population.
ConclusionsIn summary, the public ’s view of weight loss surgery lacks information about post-surgical consequences. It is important to address these points in the public and in social networks of patients as they may be pre- or antecedent of surgery stigma.
ConclusionA moral view of obesity explains why control attributions and disgust are essential components of weight stigma, and why antifat attitudes are resistant to change. We conclude with suggestions for future research and consideration of the implications of obesity moralization for other chronic health conditions.